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  • A word for The body of Christ[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/03/2018 8:05:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    There is an AWAKENING COMING and ALL you are a part in this but do you KNOW your PART ,for how can the Body of Christ move in beautiful simpatico (mutual understanding with another), Perfect harmony with itself without ENTIRE UNITY ?! Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together at all, if they do not know one another ? My answer to you is prayer through humility for as you come to me on your knees and your heart in total surrender , Truly I shall speak to each one and impart and reveal your True Calling and its Purpose to...
  • Mysterious sea creature draws 'alien' comparisons with its sharp teeth, spiky skin

    11/29/2018 9:25:16 AM PST · by ETL · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Nov 29, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    Hanna Mary was strolling along a beach with her mom and pup close behind when she spotted what she first believed was plastic sheeting. After a rough storm hit Canterbury, New Zealand, last week, Mary anticipated piles of "rubbish" would wash ashore. But when she inspected the bizarre-looking object Saturday at a Rakaia Huts beach, shrieking after she realized it wasn't just another piece of trash — it was the skeleton of an "alien"-like critter. "When I pulled it out and saw all the teeth and barbs I was convinced it was a rare deep sea creature," Mary told Fox News. "I...
  • More than 140 pilot whales dead after mass stranding in New Zealand

    11/26/2018 12:19:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:51 AM ET, Mon November 26, 2018 | By Oscar Holland
    As many as 145 whales have died after being found stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand, conservation officials said Monday. Two pods of pilot whales were discovered just over a mile apart on Mason Bay, Stewart Island, a sparsely populated island in the country's south. Authorities were first alerted to the mass stranding by a hiker Saturday evening. Half of the whales were already dead. The remaining animals were later euthanized, according to New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC). A Stewart Island operations manager for the DOC, Ren Leppens, said that the remote location and condition of the...
  • Deep-sea Corals [cold water corals, jewel coral]

    11/22/2018 12:31:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Smithsonian Ocean ^ | The Ocean Portal Team
    It may be the last place you'd expect to find corals -- up to 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the ocean's surface, where the water is icy cold and the light dim or absent. Yet believe it or not, lush coral gardens thrive here. In fact, scientists have discovered nearly as many species of deep-sea corals (also known as cold-water corals) as shallow-water species... deep-sea corals don't need sunlight. They obtain the energy and nutrients they need to survive by trapping tiny organisms in passing currents... living even in waters as cold as -1ºC (30.2ºF)... occur in the waters of...
  • Severed head found on Fiji beach linked to missing Russians

    07/05/2016 6:53:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2016
    A New Zealand couple said they found a cloth bundle containing a severed head while strolling along a popular Fiji beach in what has become the latest gruesome discovery in a murder case that has captivated the picturesque South Pacific island nation. Similar tied bundles that washed ashore in late June at Natadola Beach contained two pairs of feet, according to local news reports. Fiji police believe the victims in the unsolved murder case were Russian couple Yuri and Natalia Shipulin, who went missing from their farm on the main island of Viti Levu last month.
  • Mysterious 26-foot worm-like sea creature stuns divers

    11/14/2018 1:06:13 PM PST · by DFG · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/2018 | James Rogers
    Two divers in New Zealand found themselves face-to-face with a strange 26-foot worm-like sea creature recently. Caters reports that the hollow, wind-sock-like creature was found by friends Steve Hathaway and Andrew Buttle, who were diving off the coast of Whakaari, a stratovolcano on New Zealand’s White Island. In the video, the pulsating and shuddering worm can be seen changing shape as it moves slowly through the water. The strange creature has been identified as a Pyrosome, a bioluminescent mass made up of hundreds of thousands of organisms that feed on plankton. Pyrosomes are actually colonies made up of individual pyrosome...
  • New Zealand fisherman pulls 18-month-old baby from sea alive in 'freakish miracle'

    11/06/2018 10:12:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5 November 2018 • 1:10pm | Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
    A fisherman in New Zealand pulled an 18-month-old baby from the sea alive after the boy went missing from his campsite where he was staying with his parents. Gus Hutt, who was fishing at a beach near a holiday park in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island, thought he was pulling a doll from the ocean before realising he had rescued a baby when the boy “let out a little squeak”. He said he was checking his lines at about 7.15am late last month when he spotted the baby float past. "His face looked like porcelain with...
  • US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat...

    10/15/2018 8:02:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat dressed like Cookie Monster The U.S. embassy in Australia apologized on Monday after it accidentally sent out a photo of a pajama-clad cat dressed like the Cookie Monster. The embassy in Canberra sent out an email invitation titled “meeting” to an unknown number of recipients, the BBC reported. Attached to the email was a photo of a cat wearing blue pajamas to look like “Sesame Street” character Cookie Monster. The text next to the photo read “cat pyjama-jam.” U.S. mission to Australia spokesman Gavin Sundwall told the...
  • Chinese control of South China Sea ‘short of war’ is complete

    09/24/2018 2:58:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 59 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/24/18 | USA Features
    In a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis in June, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Bejing “cannot lose even one inch of the territory” in the South China Sea. That’s about as plain a warning as one gets: China will defend, militarily, it’s outsized claims in a body of water through which one-third of all global trade passes. The U.S. would have little difficulty in taking out militarily significant targets on any of the islands in question. But that’s not really the point. Through the construction of these artificial islands-turned-military bases, China acted brazenly but in a calculated...
  • Christopher Steele, MI6, and the Trump Dossier -- Update

    09/23/2018 12:00:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/18 | Lee Cary
    “How did they [Britain, Australia] get access to the FISA documents that Congress and the American people have not been given?” Back on February 23, 2018, the CFP posted an article entitled “Christopher Steele, MI6, and the Trump Dossier.” The post closed as follows: “Today, the public narrative of Christopher Steele’s association with the Trump Dossier reads like this:
  • Ford's 'Too Afraid to Fly to DC' But She Plotted Move to NZ After 2016 Election & Attended U Of Haw

    09/22/2018 6:05:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 76 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 09-22-2018 | Chris Menahan
    In a bid which further delayed a vote on Judge Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford's associates claimed earlier this week that Ford's too afraid to fly to Washington DC from California and instead needs to drive. As ABC News reported on Friday: [L]awyers for Ford are asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule a hearing for her to be heard on Thursday, allowing time for Ford to make the drive from California to Washington D.C. Ford's friend, Kate Devarney, told CNN this week that Ford's fear of flying is directly related to her allegation of assault, and that an airplane is...
  • Who Built The Kaimanawa Wall?

    04/10/2006 2:58:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 221+ views
    Science Frontiers ^ | Sep-Oct 1996 | William R. Corliss
    Some 30 kilometers south of Lake Taupo, in New Zealand, stands an enigmatic array of stone blocks. It "looks" like a wall; a human-built wall. It also "looks" old; perhaps 2,000 years old according to some... B. Brailsford, of Christchurch, has been the chief investigator of the Kaimanawa wall, aided by American D.H. Childress, and others. The stones that make up the wall are 4-ton blocks of ignimbrite, a soft volcanic rock that could have been easily dressed with stone tools. The wall is topped by a red beech tree 2.9 meters in circumference and over a meter of accumulated...
  • Cats could be banned in a New Zealand town. ‘It’s like a police state,’ resident says

    08/30/2018 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | By Josh Magness
    “It’s like a police state.” That is Nico Jarvis’ complaint after the New Zealand government announced a plan to eventually ban all cats in her village of Omaui, according to the Otago Daily Times. Ali Meade, biosecurity operations manager for Environment Southland, said the proposed plan would prevent people from purchasing any new cats — and require owners to neuter, register and microchip any current felines they have at home, the newspaper reported. The ban is needed because Omaui has nature reserves, Meade reportedly told Newshub, and the cats are “preying on native birds” and “all sorts of things.” New...
  • Venezuela’s Tyranny of Bad Ideas

    08/27/2018 4:31:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2018 | Daniel Pipes
    Ideas run the world. Good ones create freedom and wealth; bad ones, oppression and poverty. You are not what you eat, but what you think. Politicians in particular fall under the sway of ideas. As John Maynard Keynes put it, “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. . . . It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.” The...
  • Monstrous giant squid discovered on New Zealand beach (PHOTOS)

    08/27/2018 10:12:26 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 49 replies
    RT ^ | 27 Aug 2018
    A monster-like 4.2 meter-long (13ft) giant squid – which brings to mind the mysterious kraken – has been discovered on a Wellington beach by shocked New Zealand brothers out for a morning dive.
  • Monster squid goes viral after it washed up in New Zealand

    08/27/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/27/18 | Chris Ciaccia
    An enormous 14-foot squid has washed up on the shores of Wellington, New Zealand, prompting images of the colossal cephalopod to go viral. Three brothers, Dan, Jack and Matthew Aplin, stumbled upon the find on Saturday. Dan is a member of the Ocean Hunter Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists in Wellington, which posted several images of the impressive squid to its Facebook page. "Wellington team member Dan had an interesting find in Wellington this morning!" the Ocean Hunter Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists captioned the images. The post had been shared almost 6,000 times as of Monday morning.
  • Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

    08/17/2018 3:47:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Jon Henley
    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photos The Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo. Mienke de Wilde is now considering taking her case to the European court of human rights. The Netherlands’ highest court said de Wilde, a law student from Nijmegen, could not be exempted on religious grounds from a ban on headwear in ...
  • Taste for Vegemite Dictated by DNA

    09/09/2017 7:22:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Sky News ^ | Saturday, 9 September 2017
    A study has revealed people's like or dislike for Vegemite is in their DNA. Whether people love or hate the yeast-based spread is reportedly down to their parents, according to a new study by DNAFit - one of the UK's top genetic research centres - who have discovered your genes determine whether or not you enjoy the opinion-dividing snack. DNAFit asked 260 adults to taste a 2g serving of Marmite, the British equivalent of Vegemite, before filling out a questionnaire noting their reaction to it, and after analysing the DNA of each participant, researchers discovered the make up of 15...
  • UN envoy demands Trump resume funding to UNRWA

    07/24/2018 11:18:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/18 | Ben Ariel
    The UN special envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to resume funding he had cut to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency which assists “Palestinian refugees”. Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East and quoted by Haaretz, Mladenov said that "UNRWA’s financial crisis remains a very serious concern. At present, UNRWA needs some $217 million to sustain its work in 2018. I urge the swift mobilization of support to enable the continuity of assistance and a maintenance of stability on the ground in the region."...
  • Goochland mom shoots man who flew around the world to track down her teenage daughter

    06/26/2018 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WVTR ^ | June 25, 2018 | Melissa Hipolit, Web Staff and Laura French,
    GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- The FBI is now investigating after a woman shot a New Zealand man outside her Goochland County home Friday afternoon. Troy Skinner, 25, flew to Virginia to meet the woman's teenage daughter after the two chatted online using Discord, a service popular among gamers, the Goochland County Sheriff said. The 14-year-old girl's mother shot Skinner when he attempted to break into the family's home in the Holland Hills community, the sheriff said. "He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to...